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Overview

This book offers comprehensive coverage of all firefighting strategies and tactics, from standard company responsibilities and assignments to specialized situational strategies and tactics. Written by a team of experienced fire service personnel representing a variety of geographic and professional viewpoints, students get first-hand knowledge of strategies and tactics, whether it's fighting high-rise or wildland fires, from people who have been there. In a directed, logical format, this text takes students from basic concepts to the application of tactics and situational strategies for particular occupancies or types of fires. The student is presented with opportunities to get feedback on their progress every step of the way in each chapter. This text can be used in the college and university systems, as well as fire academies and fire departments for educating and training personnel in firefighting strategies and tactics, and it also serves as an excellent resource for fire department promotional exams.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766813441
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/29/2000
  • Series: Fire Science Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Fire Chief, Palm Harbor Fire Dept., Teaches at St. Petersburg Jr. College, Florida

David Harlow is currently the Eastern Region Fire Division Manager for Rimkus Consulting Group. He retired as a Division Chief for the Fairborn Fire Department in suburban Dayton, Ohio, and formerly served as Fire Chief in Lighthouse Point, Florida. An Executive Fire Officer, he has significant firsthand and research experience in fireground operations and incident command, and taught Fire Science and Safety Risk Management at Sinclair Community College. Mr. Harlow has an Associate's Degree in Fire Engineering, Bachelor's Degree in Fire Administration, and a Master's Degree in Urban Administration.

Michael Gala is a Fire Department Captain with noteworthy experience as a fire officer for the renowned FDNY. Especially well-versed in engine and truck company functions, and operations in multi-story buildings, his teaching experience includes training fire service personnel at the New York City Fire Department Training Academy. Mr. Gala is currently assigned to one of the busiest ladder companies in New York City. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fire Service Administration and a Master's Degree in Protection Management.

Bill Lombardo is Training Chief for South Trail Fire Rescue in Florida. In addition to training and education responsibilities at the department and fire academy level, he serves on the Florida Firefighters Employment, Standards, and Training Council. Mr. Lombardo's expertise with incident command and initial fire scene operations stems from a long career as an engine company lieutenant in response areas comprised of dwellings, commercial buildings, mid-rise complexes, and the wildland urban interface. He is an Executive Fire Officer graduate, and holds an Associate's Degree in Fire Science and a Bachelor's Degree in Management. Mr. Lombardo will complete his Master's Degree in Administration in 2012.

Craig Maciuba is the Division Chief of Personnel and Administration for Palm Harbor Fire Rescue in Florida. He also serves as Commander of the Pinellas County Hazardous Materials Response Team. Broad experience in incident command, initial fire scene operations, and hazardous materials operations informs his many educational and training responsibilities at the fire department and fire academy levels. Mr. Maciuba is an Executive Fire Officer and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety Administration.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION. Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, History of the Fire Service Strategies and Tactics, The FIrefighter's Role, Need to Know, Summary.CHAPTER 2: FIRE DYNAMICS. Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, The Chemistry of Fire, Physics of Fire, Fire Behavior, Smoke Behavior, Summary. CHAPTER 3: EXTINGUISHING AGENTS. Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Water, Flow, Types of Nozzles, Basic Hydraulic Review, Foams, Dry Chemical, Dry Powders, Other, Summary. SECTION 2: COMMON CONCEPTS: CHAPTER 4: INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS. Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, The need for and responsibility of the Incident Commander, NFPA Requirements, Fire Ground Command, National Interagency Incident Management System (NIMS), Unified Command, Standard Operating Procedures, Summary. CHAPTER 5: COMMAND AND CONTROL CONSIDERATIONS. Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Communications, Size-up, Incident Priorities, Strategic Goals, Tactic Objectives, Tactic Methods, Plan of Action, Pre-Incident Planning, Recognition Primed Decision Making, Summary. CHAPTER 6:FIREFIGHTER SAFETY. Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Review of Fireground Deaths and Injuries. Incident Scene Safety Concepts, The Interrelationship of Safety and the Incident Management System, Summary. CHAPTER 7:COMPANY OPERATIONS. Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Engine Company Operations, Ladder Company/Support Operations, Summary. CHAPTER 8: BUILT-IN FIRE PROTECTION. Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Sprinkler Systems: Wet Pipe Systems, Dry Pipe Systems, Pre-Action Systems, Deluge Systems, Residential Systems. Standpipe Systems, Special Extinguishing Systems, Fire Department Support of Private Fire Protection, Summary. CHAPTER 9: AFTER THE INCIDENT: Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Incident Termination, Post Incident Analysis, Reviewing and Updating Procedures, Summary. SECTION 3: STRUCTURAL FIRES CHAPTER 10:Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Common Types of Construction, Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Summary. CHAPTER 11: MULTI-FAMILY DWELLINGS. Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Common Types of Construction, Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Summary. CHAPTER 12: COMMERCIAL OCCUPANCIES: Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Common Types of Construction, Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Summary. CHAPPTER 13: PLACES OF ASSEMBLY: Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Common Types of Construction, Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Summary. CHAPTER 14: HIGH-RISE STRUCTURES: Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Common Types of Construction, Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Summary. SECTION 4: NON-STRUCTURAL FIRES: CHAPTER 15: VEHICLE FIRES: Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Common Types of Vehicle Fires, Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Summary. CHAPTER 16: WILDFIRES: Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, The Wildland Urban Interface, Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Summary. CHAPTER 17: OTHER TYPE FIRES AND STRUCTURES: Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Situations, Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Summary. CHAPTER 18: SPECIAL FIRES (BASIC INFORMATION): Objectives, Case Review, Introduction, Types, Hazardous Materials: Hazards Encounteres, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Shipboard Fire: Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Railcar Fires:Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Aircraft Fires: Hazards Encountered, Strategic Goals, Tactical Objectives, Summary CHAPTER 19: APPLYING THE CONCEPTS, Simulations/Situations. Glossary, Appendices.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2001

    The Best Tactics Book in Years!

    This is one of the best strategies and tactics books for fire officers I've seen in years. Most books seem to be specific to a given area of the country; however, this book is universally appealling.

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